Food & Jazz in New Orleans
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Day 1: New Orleans for 3 nights
Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel
Accommodation at Hotel Maison de Ville****
Listed as one of the Historic Hotels of America, Sonder – Maison de Ville offers accommodation in New Orleans. Guests will enjoy the private courtyard and close proximity to Bourbon St.
Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided.
Complimentary WiFi is available at Sonder – Maison de Ville.
St Louis Cathedral is 200 m away from Sonder – Maison de Ville.
3 hour private French Quarter walking tour
We will begin our adventure in Jackson Square and spend our time exploring the History and Architecture of the French Quarter, New Orleans Oldest neighborhood. We will cover Saint Louis Cathedral, Ursuline Convent, Cafe du Monde, French Market, U. S. Mint and Royal Street.
3 hour private guided afternoon tour of Local Tour of the Garden District and cemetery
We will start our tour on the infamous Neutral Ground on Canal street where the Americans and Creoles clashed in the early 1800’s. We will take the oldest street car line still operating in the United States down St. Charles through mansions and talk about how the Garden District became the most wealthy neighborhood in the South. We will walk to Lafayette Cemetery that inspired Anne Rice’s Interview with A Vampire and talk about Catholic and Voodoo traditions that influenced so much of our early culture and beliefs. Then we cruise Magazine street to get a local bite and drink before taking the streetcar back downriver.
Have a pre-dinner cocktail at Galatoire’s 33, the new classic on the street, or a legendary Hurricane on the always-lively patio at Pat O’Brien’s.
A jazz dinner at Arnaud’s, one of the oldest restaurants in town
Classic upscale restaurant & lounge featuring Creole cuisine, cocktails & Dixieland jazz since 1918.
Lower Garden district private Food Tour
Lower Garden District Food Walking Tour showcases the award-winning restaurants as well as a trendy neighborhood with beautiful architecture, curving streets, and old-world NOLA charm!
This two and a half hour walking tour includes five tastings at different establishments (subject to change).
Turkey & The Wolf: Bon Appetit’s “2017 Best New Restaurant in America” serves playful, inventive sandwiches and cocktails in a quirky, ostentatious space
Juan’s Flying Burrito: The world’s first Creole Taqueria combines funky Louisiana cooking with timeless Tex-Mex staples to become this eccentric NOLA favorite
Stein’s Deli: A revered Jewish-Italian deli with outrageous flavors, authoritative ingredients, and a massive selection of craft beers and gourmet foods and candies
Little Korea BBQ: A pioneering barbecue joint replete with oversized portions, exceptional experiences, and fusion tastes
District Donuts: Home to America’s best donut, this kitchen serves 100% scratch and 100% fresh baked goods, sandwiches, and sliders
Have a romantic dinner at Commander’s Palace: they have served delicious food for the past 130 years.
Once you’ve eaten, head to Tipitina’s, or the Maple Leaf Bar, or to Frenchmen Street, paying special attention to the Spotted Cat and d.b.a. for more local music and of course Preservation Hall, legendary club where all the biggest names in jazz have played.
3 hour private guided tour of Algiers Point
This is the second oldest district in the city after the French Quarter and “New Orleans Best Kept Secret »
Your guide will share with you the history and anecdotes and take you on an architectural tour of this pretty quiet village accessible by the Canal Street ferry. You will have the opportunity to cross the legendary Mississippi River.
Cajun cooking class followed by dinner with a local chef in Algiers Point
Chef, Sommelier and former restaurateur Karen Duncan is a disciple of authentic Cajun and Creole cooking whose love of New Orleans stretches from her birthplace in Canada south to the tiny Algiers Point neighborhood of New Orleans.
Cajun and Creole cuisine isn’t difficult to prepare, but you have to know some tricks. That’s why at Casa Pelican Cooking School they believe that the best way to master any dish is to prepare it in a ‘hands-on’.
Private transfer from hotel to New Orleans airport
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